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12 NBA picks tonight, Cavs vs Wizards a pressure test

*Original betting lines and lineups taken game morning, adjust accordingly.

Here are tonight’s free NBA picks. The original lines for each game are taken a couple of hours prior to the tip-off, so adjust your picks accordingly should a line change.

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Season Record: ATS – 61-57 | Total Points – 70-45

Confidence = 1-5 stars  

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Houston @ Atlanta: Houston -8.0 

Charlotte @ San Antonio: Under 198.0 

Brooklyn @ LA Lakers: Over 224.0 

 

Tonight’s NBA Picks

Milwaukee @ Detroit

H2H Trends –

  • Milwaukee are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Detroit.
  • Milwaukee are 10-4 ATS in the last 14 meetings.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Milwaukee 4 4 2-3 2-1
Detroit 5 3 2-1 3-2

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Milwaukee 104.9 107.3 -2.4
Detroit 104.4 102.1 +2.2

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Milwaukee Over Detroit
+1.5 205.0 105-96

Pistons have come out of the blocks firing but even with big wins against the Warriors and Clippers, the Bucks will provide a tough challenge at home.

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Chicago @ Orlando

H2H Trends –

  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Orlando.
  • Under is 7-0 in the last 7 meetings.
  • Chicago are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Orlando.

Win/Loss

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Chicago 1 5 1-2 0-3
Orlando 6 2 3-0 3-2

Season Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Chicago 90.0 101.2 -11.2
Orlando 114.9 106.8 +8.1


Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Orlando Over Chicago
-8.0 205.0 105-83

 

Cant go past the Magic who have the 2nd best offense in the league, although they may be a little light on the PG position with both Peyton and Augustin out. The Bulls are struggling to score with a league worst 90 points per game.

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Indiana @ Philadelphia

H2H Trends –

  • Over is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.
  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
  • Indiana are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Philadelphia.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Indiana 5 3 3-1 2-2
Philadelphia 4 4 1-2 3-2

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Indiana 111.5 107.8 +3.8
Philadelphia 106.0 108.4 -2.4

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Indiana Philadelphia
+7.0 TBC 121-110

 

Even without Myles Turner the Pacers have been able to blow teams away. Averaging 111.5 ppg, they are 5th in the league for offense. Philly are at .500 and are a young team still. Consistency will be a question.

Spread Confidence = 

O/U Points Confidence = TBC

Cleveland @ Washington

H2H Trends –

  • Over is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Washington.
  • Cleveland are 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Washington.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Cleveland 3 5 2-3 1-2
Washington 4 3 2-1 2-2

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Cleveland 105.0 111.9 -6.9
Washington 112.3 108.1 +4.1


Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Washington Cleveland
-3.5 TBC 130-122

 

LeBron is going through his worst slump since his rookie year. The Cavs are a bunch of retirees out on the court and their only true defender in Tristan Thompson is out for 4 weeks. The Wizards had a slip up against the Suns at home but will use their pace and spread to conquer the Cavs.

Spread Confidence = 

O/U Points Confidence = TBC

Houston @ Atlanta

H2H Trends –

  • Houston are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings.

Win/Loss

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Houston 6 3 1-2 5-1
Atlanta 1 7 0-2 1-5

Season Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Houston 105.9 102.4 +3.4
Atlanta 100.4 109.0 -8.2

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Houston Over Houston
-8.0 213.5  119-104

 

This will be the Rockets 5th game out of 6 on the road and dont think there will be any issues with the Hawks tonight. Although the Rockets havent had the scoring punch, Harden still knows how to get it done.

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Phoenix @ New York

H2H Trends –

  • Under is 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in New York.
  • Phoenix are 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings in New York.
  • Phoenix are 9-2-1 ATS in the last 12 meetings.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Phoenix 4 4 2-2 2-2
New York 3 4 2-2 1-2

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Phoenix 107.4 116.6 -9.2
New York 102.0 105.1 -3.1

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Phoenix New York
+4.5  TBC 120-107

 

Phoenix are 4-1 since sacking Earl Watson as coach and keep Bledsoe at home on the trade table. Impressive wins against the Nets and Wizards on the road will give them confidence to take down the Knicks at MSG. Devin Booker to put on a show?

Spread Confidence = 

O/U Points Confidence = TBC

New Orleans @ Dallas

H2H Trends –

  • Under is 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
  • New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Dallas.
  • New Orleans are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
New Orleans 3 5 1-3 2-2
Dallas 1 8 1-4 0-4

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
New Orleans 107.1 109.0 -1.9
Dallas 98.2 108.3 -10.1

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
New Orleans New Orleans
-4.5 TBC 99-94

 

Trusting Cousins and Davis here with Dallas being 1-8. Still confidence is low, very low.

Spread Confidence = 

O/U Points Confidence = TBC

Charlotte @ San Antonio

H2H Trends –

  • Under is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in San Antonio.
  • Charlotte are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings in San Antonio.
  • Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Win/Loss

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Charlotte 5 3 4-1 1-2
San Antonio 4 3 2-0 2-3

Season Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Charlotte 105.8 103.9 +1.9
San Antonio 98.1 98.9 -0.7

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
San Antonio Under San Antonio
-3.5 198.5 108-101

 

San Antonio are on a B2B and are starting to drop away without Kawhi on the court. Go the Under if you feel the Spurs are a liability.

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Miami @ Denver

H2H Trends –

  • Under is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Denver.
  • Miami are 6-16 ATS in the last 22 meetings.
  • Miami are 3-8 ATS in the last 11 meetings in Denver.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Miami 3 4 3-3 0-1
Denver 4 4 2-1 2-3

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Miami 104.9 106.6 -1.7
Denver 107.1 105.3 +1.9

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Denver Over Denver
-5.0 214.0 95-94

 

Whiteside is back and the Heat are stocked up. Tough task to come back to facing the Nuggets on the road. Bullish on Denver to take care of business but its been a while since the Heat have been healthy. Could be an upset.

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Toronto @ Utah

H2H Trends –

  • Toronto are 8-0 ATS in the last 8 meetings.
  • Toronto are 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Utah.
  • Over is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings.

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Toronto 4 3 2-0 2-3
Utah 5 3 5-0 0-3

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Toronto 109.3 102.6 +6.7
Utah 97.9 94.4 +3.5

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Toronto Over Toronto
+1.5 195.5 109-100

 

This will be the 6th straight road game for the Raptors with some unlucky results. The Jazz are 5-0 at home with only one of those wins (Thunder) really meaning something. Toronto will be the hardest all round opponent Utah would be facing at home this season.

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Boston @ Oklahoma City

H2H Trends –

Win/Loss

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Boston 6 2 3-1 3-1
OKC 4 3 2-1 2-2

Season Points +/-

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
OKC 106.6 95.7 +10.9
Boston 103.0 93.8 +9.2

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
Boston Under Boston
+5.5 205.0 101-94

 

Boston have moved on quick since the Hayward injury with a 6-2 record. Although, will need to pull out all stops from the Brad Stevens’ book of defense with the OKC big three coming.

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Brooklyn @ LA Lakers

H2H Trends –

Win/Loss 

TEAM W L HOME ROAD
Brooklyn 3 5 3-2 0-3
LA Lakers 3 4 2-3 1-1

Season Points +/- 

TEAM PPG OPP PPG DIFF
Brooklyn 114.6 118.8 -4.1
LA Lakers 103.4 106.6 -3.1

Picks against the spread

Spread O/U Points Result
LA Lakers Over LA Lakers
-2.0 224.0 124-112

 

Lakers came out of nowhere and almost took the game in Portland last night. Back at home against their former PG will be interesting given the move was done before Lonzo joined the team. Expect Russell to come out firing since his leadership was questioned by none other than Magic Johnson.

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